Matting Stitch Knitting Pattern is an all-over lace knitting pattern that appears like a mesh of crochet chain stitches.
Though it is simply a 2-row repeat knitting pattern, it requires some skill to master the two special stitches, namely, cross knit and cross purl.
Matting Stitch Knitting Pattern is a fantastic pattern for knitting shawls, wraps, and light summer tops. One thing to note about the pattern is it shrinks a lot and has quite a bit of flexibility. It may look small while knitting, but it can stretch a lot.
Multiple of 2
This free knit pattern is written in US terms, and you can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
cross-knit: Knit the 2nd st on the left needle passing in front of 1st st, wrapping yarn twice around the right needle, then knit the 1st st normally, slipping both sts off the left needle together and allowing any extra loops to drop.
cross-purl: Purl the 2nd st on the left needle passing in front of 1st st, wrapping yarn twice around the right needle, then purl the 1st st normally, slipping both sts off the left needle together and allowing any extra loops to drop.
CO Multiple of 2. For example, you can cast on 10 stitches (2 x 5) to make a sample knitting swatch of the Matting stitch.
|Row 1 (RS):||* cross-knit; rep from * to end.|
|Row 2:||p1, * cross-purl; rep from * to last st, p1.|
Repeat this free knit pattern (2 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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Check out other easy-to-learn ‘All-Over Lace’ knitting patterns:
- Foaming Waves Stitch Pattern
- Diagonal Lace Stitch Pattern
- Zig Zag Lace Stitch Pattern
- Granite Lace Stitch Pattern
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